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Almost all children attend school in Kyrgyzstan, but there are gaps in education

«Kyrgyzstan has been able to achieve almost universal schooling, but we still have to make significant efforts to reduce significant gaps in education,» said Bolormaa Amgaabazar, the World Bank Country Manager for the Kyrgyz Republic, during the presentation of the World Bank’s World Development Report.

According to her, the annual report of the World Bank is a valuable source of information about the social and economic situation in the world. This year the report is for the first time completely devoted to education.

«I firmly believe that quality education is the single most important concomitant factor in resolving challenges, development. It is the most effective tool for reducing poverty, development of skills and employment,» Bolormaa Amgaabazar believes.

New sustainable development goals adopted by all UN countries are not just about providing schooling. They are also about getting by the children the skills and competencies necessary to be successful in life.

Bolormaa Amgaabazar

She noted that there is rather large proportion of the young population in Kyrgyzstan. Children and adolescents make up 34 percent of the population. Therefore, providing them with knowledge and skills is of great importance for reducing poverty and improving the well-being of the population.

«The World Bank is ready to support Kyrgyzstan in activities aimed at accessing early development opportunities, pre-school education, adapting to modern curriculum, textbooks, improvement of the school education system, improving the school’s capacity, improving teaching methods,» concluded Bolormaa Amgaabazar.